When I started this blog, I hadn’t written more than a few lines in over 3 years. I was going through something really hard in my life and the words were coming fast and furious. I came across The Dverse Poets Pub at that time and in order to participate, you had to have a blog to link your submissions. So, you guessed it, Lines On A Page was born.
My intention was to write what was happening, as it happened, almost as a journal. I wanted to one day be able to look back at it and see the journey I took and how I grew.
Through dverse and now recently Poets United, I have found a community that reads my words and gives me some of the most amazing feedback. I have found such inspiration from all of the poets I encounter and can’t wait each week to see what has landed on their pages as much as I can’t wait to share what’s on mine. I have connected with people and formed friendships that have changed me.
Yesterday I posted a piece on addiction and how it feels in the moment, its urgency, its overpowering hold. I needed to put it out there… one of those days. The responses to that poem have been overwhelming. Whatever or whoever (wink/smile) brought your eyes here yesterday matters not. What matters is what you all left me with. I wanted to simply say how much I appreciate that support and that I will print those comments and keep them on my wall for days when things get cloudy.
So roughly a year and a half later, I have written over 300 poems on this blog, I have found a voice that I am proud of, even when it shakes and I have met a really good friend who teaches me to trust. I also have this community of poets who treat my words, thoughts and emotions with genuine care and concern.
Thank you poets.